Bees, just as humans, need a balanced diet. It helps them to sustain their health, live a better, more productive life and, most importantly, ensure the spawning of healthy offspring.
When bees are harvesting they are essentially creating a food supply, for themselves as well as to feed the next generation as they develop. They collect pollen to make honey ensuring they get enough natural sugars and protein to generate energy to forage and on goes the beautiful cycle.
Sadly, bees around the world have been facing a huge challenge in their way of life as their natural environments are destroyed. You may have heard ‘the world needs bees’, well right now ‘the bees need the world’.
We need to make drastic changes before these incredible creatures are gone.
Sadly, there are places on our planet where people have to artificially simulate the spreading of pollen as bee populations have all but completely disappeared.
This is just one reason why Jendale and our old growth Tea Trees are a key element of the incredible honey our bees are producing. When they harvest from our beautiful native Australian vegetation including Melaleuca Tea Tree, eucalyptus and wildflowers they are not only creating quality honey, they are delivering more of it.
The Northern coastal region of NSW, home to Jendale, has a number of species that are classified as 'tea tree'. These varying species grow throughout our property offering our bees an incredible variety of food options in this beautiful natural environment. We have observed the bees go back to their favourites, which we have recognised to be the Melaleuca Alternifolia. It has proven to aid the bees as they support the sustainability of strong healthy hives, producing honey to help the next generation of bees flourish.
Bryan Easson, caretaker of Jendale’s old growth trees, is not only passionate about preserving these beloved trees, his pledge to sustainability and a future environment extend to the incredible significance of bees in all of our lives. One of the biggest threats to bee populations around the world is the destruction of their natural ecosystems. Which is why Jendale is so very important for the sustainability of healthy beehives naturally producing quality organic honey.
Today, trees on most tea tree plantations are harvested every year, this essentially means they will not flower as often. This directly affects bee populations and where they harvest from. What is special about Jendale, is that our trees are flourishing in their natural state. The bees harvesting honey here are showing results of eradicating the fatal bee disease threatening some millions of bees around the world.
Stronger, healthier trees means stronger, healthier bees, and of course the most incredible quality honey.
We’re proud to say that the bees thriving off our trees that are protected in their natural state. The stronger the trees, the healthier the bees, the better the honey. They're working to protect their next generation, which means we can protect ours.
Bee Experts say...
“The Melaleuca Alternifolia tea tree has very high antibacterial properties and thus the tea tree oil extracted from the leaves and the tea tree honey made from these native trees has been used for centuries for ailments such as wounds, sore throat and skin irritations. On the Jendale property, they have the native and original bush plantation, which protects ancient mother trees of Melaleuca Alternifolia that flower regularly, the bees absolutely thrive on this tree. In our opinion when the bees are foraging for their hives here they seem healthier and thus produce a significantly large volume of this superior organic honey.”